After lying forgotten for hundreds of years in the royal armoury in Stockholm, the ‘documentary’ scroll containing a series of scenes showing the whole panorama of Poland’s military and political elite, is on display to commemorate the period when Poland was ruled by the Vasa dynasty, one of Europe’s most illustrious royal houses.
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
He was a Polish patriot who fought the Russians, went into exile, sold a watch to Queen Victoria and now his watches sell for millions of dollars.
Taken in the 1930s by a tourist to what was then Schloss Fürstenstein the pictures provide historians with valuable information on the castle’s interiors.
Among others, the play features the extraordinary life of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska who after being tortured for a year by the Gestapo was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to ‘name names’.
EXCLUSIVE: TFN’s Stuart Dowell gets exclusive access to long-forgotten photos of Warsaw in the early days of World War II. The scenes that are revealed are fascinating and grotesque in equal measure.
Setting sail from Casablanca on 25 January 1967, when he arrived in Dakar 165 days later, he had broken the world record for an uninterrupted solo ocean-going journey.
Originally, the archeology students hoped to find remnants of the ‘Great Battle’ that resulted in the fall of the last Mayan city in 1697. Instead, they came across much older historical remains including skull-shaped incense burners and sacrificial glass blades dating back to 150 BC.
Traitor or hero or the man who helped end the Cold War: the life, times and museum of Ryszard Kukliński.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday during ceremonies marking the 74th anniversary of liberating the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz by Soviet troops that the Polish state vows to guard the truth about the Holocaust.